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Today's News

  • Making peace within yourself on Father’s Day

     By Linda Arnold

    As I’ve been reflecting on this Father’s Day, I see lots of cases of happy family connections. I also see examples of strained relationships — and situations of raw emotions stemming from lost family members.

    Fathers and sons

  • N.C. Blueberry Festival this weekend in historic Burgaw

     Pender County is hosting its 13th annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival this weekend Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, in historic downtown Burgaw.

    Attracting more than 30,000 people annually on the third Saturday in June, the festival provides an opportunity for people to enjoy a full day of family entertainment, while experiencing the southern hospitality of a small town. More than 20 events ranging from entertainment to a car show, a street fair, recipe contest, barbecue cook-off, a 5K run and special exhibits are staged by more than 100 volunteers.

  • Sea Notes present "American Patriot" June 25-26

    The Sea Notes Choral Society will present its annual patriotic concert, “American Patriot,” featuring guest soloist Rodney Axsom, next weekend.

    Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Admission to the concerts is free. Anyone in need of assistance in being seated is asked to call the auditorium at (910) 755-7416 at least one week in advance.

  • Artist to show maritime collection in Varnamtown

    Durham-based artist Tony Alderman will present a showing of his series of paintings, “Varnamtown: An Aging Life,” on June 17 and 18 in Varnamtown Town Hall at 100 Varnamtown Road SW.

    The paintings depict the traditional North Carolina fishing culture of Varnamtown.

    The show will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, and continue through Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    Allow me to brag a bit on my hometown. I live in Columbia, S.C., which is our state’s capital. It’s a reasonably big city, as Southern cities go, one that features plenty of history. Our city is filled with friendly people, tree-lined streets, great food, tons of theater, music, a big university, and of course, lots of politics, if that’s your thing.

  • New budget adopted in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have adopted on second reading a $2,343,950 budget for the town for fiscal year 2016-17.

    The general fund budget that takes effect July 1, approved at the June 9 town board meeting, calls for the town’s ad valorem tax rate to remain at 10 cents per $100 of valuation.

  • SBPD June 7-10 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 7

    Gary Andre Wilson, 30, of 788 Freemont Road, Longs, S.C., was charged with felony fleeing to elude with motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, DWI, no driver’s license, careless and reckless, failing to stop at red light and open container.

    June 8

    Larceny of golf items reported on Lake Shore Drive.

  • Sunset Beach battles bill to de-annex island ends

    While Senate Bill 875 stalls in a state House committee, Sunset Beach residents are continuing to question and take action against Sen. Bill Rabon’s controversial measure to de-annex either end of the town island.

    Island resident Jan Harris planned to turn over to the town Wednesday more than 4,200 petition signatures opposing the bill Rabon filed May 11 in Raleigh to de-annex three portions of the town, including its island ends and a mainland site where a senior apartment complex is under construction.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents "Stop Kiss"

    Brunswick Little Theatre presents “Stop Kiss” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 17, 18, 24 and 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19 and 26, on the BLT Main Stage at 8068 River Road SE in Southport.

    “Stop Kiss” tells the story of Callie and Sara — two twenty-somethings in New York who find themselves unexpectedly in love. After being brutally attacked during their first kiss, the two find their lives transformed in a way neither could have foreseen.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Allow me to brag a bit on my hometown. I live in Columbia, S.C., which is our state’s capital. It’s a reasonably big city, as Southern cities go, one that features plenty of history. Our city is filled with friendly people, tree-lined streets, great food, tons of theater, music, a big university, and of course, lots of politics, if that’s your thing.